Saturday, June 27, 2009

Got the key to my house

Got the key on the 26th and immediately started renovations (right now it's more like, demolition :P).

Started off by removing old dirty curtains/rods, then stuff in the wall such as nails/screws for pictures. Then I started on the baseboards. These are not your ordinary baseboards where the nail is about 1 inch long. They went and used very thick baseboards that are nailed right into the studs! Very interesting to remove while trying not to damage the drywall.

Also started to remove wallpaper in the office today. Quite the job. :o

Here's random pics:

http://gal.redsquirrel.me/?level=album&id=12
http://gal.redsquirrel.me/?level=album&id=13

Saturday, June 6, 2009

House pictures

I took some inside and outside pics of my house to show how it looks like before I do any kind of work on it. There are lot of freaky stuff that needs addressed asap and it's starting to look like a money pit, but one thing at a time, and I got about 16k to play with after I put the down payment, so think I'll be good!

Lets start with outside pics:



Right side of house walk way and hedges.


Old concrete deck. This has got to go. I never used a jack hammer before, and this is probably where I will learn.


Cable TV troubleshooting 101, and introduction to cement repair.


Now for some inside pictures:

Kitchen:


Kitchen table:


Bathroom:


SPIDER!!!!
No, seriously, I've never seen a spider this HUGE in this town. I killed it.


It gets even more creepy, this is under the garage:


I have a phobia of spider webs, think I'll shine some lights in that whole crawlspace and take those down with a long long stick! Then paint.

There is much more pics here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I bought a house!

Been saving up for about 2 years or so and now I finally found a good house that I can afford. Some repairs to do before I move in but nothing too too bad.

Got all the financial side figured out, just have a few more things to go through before it's 100% but chances are those will go alright.

House details:

Lot Size: 50 X 100
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Kitchens: 1
Garage: Attached
Parking: 2
Fire Place: 1
house age: 26+
Gas furnace
Brick foundation (that kinda made me weary, but it's decent condition, will fill in cracks and stuff)

square feet: 1056

Asking price: $184,900
Bought at: $165,000


The official sign off was yesterday, June 1st at around 8:25PM.


Some pics to come later once it's 100% official and that I have the key and all.

For now here is the listing: